Boneless Rib Sandwich

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Boneless rib sandwiches! Just as good as pulled pork sandwiches and just as good as ribs. They are a little more interesting then just ribs, they are missing the bones. Short version of the recipe is, season the ribs with BBQ rub, bake covered until bones can just be pulled right out, slather in BBQ sauce and bake uncovered or place under broil until you get the desired crispness on the ribs. Assemble your sandwich. If your looking for a cheaper alternative to ribs, try my oven baked pulled pork recipe. Pork shoulder is a lot cheaper than a full rack of back ribs.

boneless rib sandwich

Boneless Rib Sandwich

Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Keyword: baked boneless bbq rib sandwich
Servings: 4


  • Roasting Pan
  • Basting Brush
  • Premium Sturdy Tongs


Boneless Rib Sandwich

  • 1 full rack of back ribs
  • 4 sesame buns
  • pickles
  • diced onions
  • extra bbq sauce
  • coleslaw
  • coleslaw dressing

BBQ Sauce Recipe

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire
  • 1 tbsp soya
  • 1/8 cup ketchup
  • 1/8 cup molasses
  • 1 tbsp bbq rub
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper

BBQ Rub Recipe

  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup paprika


  • Preheat oven to 350F°/175C°
  • Mix all ingredients for rub. Season ribs with 4 tbsp of bbq rub. (You can save whatever you don't use for another day)
  • Combine all ingredient for bbq sauce and simmer on a medium heat for 15 minutes until sauce is thickened a little bit.
  • Wrap the ribs up in foil. It is important that the juices stay in the foil when cooking. Double wrap if necessary.
  • Bake ribs for 2 hours, or until the can just slide out. If necessary you can cut small slits in the meat to aid in the removal of the bones.
  • Brush the ribs with bbq sauce and place under broil until ribs are crisped to your liking.
  • Assemble your boneless rib sandwich the way you like and enjoy.

boneless rib sandwich

Equipment used to make my boneless rib sandwich

Inspiration and variations for my boneless rib sandwich

My inspiration for this dish originated at Serious Eats. J. Kenji did a take on a classic sandwich,

“The Ultimate Homemade McRib (Smoked-Rib Sandwich) Recipe”  This recipe is definitely on my “must cook list”!


Pork goes well with so many ingredients such as apples, mustard, chili peppers, cilantro, garlic, fennel, ginger, honey, rosemary, orange and so much more!